In Memoriam – Baroness Finola O’Clary

From the Kingdom Facebook page:

Baroness Finola O’Clary, Fyrd Mom


Departed this life on April 15, 2021, 7:40pm

She was kept in the greatest possible comfort and was peacefully asleep when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge; two nurses were in attendance and have both attested that the passing was such as one would hope for.

For obvious reasons there will not be a big public funeral at this time. In lieu of flowers persons who wish to make a tribute are welcomed to donate to the IV Company that Finola founded, or to do something in her honor: feed the hungry, clothe the garbless, welcome the newbie. In due season there will be some sort of wake. Details will have to wait for events to start up again in earnest.

Baroness Finola is survived by her daughter Colonel Jenna of Southwind, her son Rick the Rocket Scientist, his beautiful bride Lenny, and the grandson Christopher Scientistson.

(Although the Otherworld is said to have no time, at this moment Finola is probably still buried under a pile of dogs.)

Sing Non Nobis!

Renewed Oath from the Chivalry of Calontir

Painting of the League of the Holy Court, circa 1375. Public domain in the US

Gleaned from Facebook:

Unto the people of Calontir and the Known World come these words from the Chivalry of Calontir.

Since the earliest days of our land, the Chivalry has sworn to loyally defend and uphold the Crown and Kingdom; to be the shield of the innocent, and the sword of justice. In this we have failed.

As peers it is our responsibility to protect this Kingdom and make it a better place, but in our failure, we have let those around us down. We have failed to take appropriate action against behavior in our Kingdom, and within our own circle. That is unacceptable. Damage has been done, not only to the victims, but through our failure, to the Kingdom as a whole. For this we are deeply sorry.

Such acts and injustices should not have been, and must never again, be tolerated.

Today we reaffirm our oath to be the shield of the innocent and sword of justice; to stand in front of you as protectors, and beside you as supporters; to no longer condone actions by our silence; to hold each other accountable. To strive to be the order you deserve.

But, do not judge us by these words – for words are no replacement for action. We hope you will be able to judge us for how we move forward, and that in time we can regain lost trust. As individuals, and as an order, we are far from perfect, but we will strive each day to be better than the last. Hold us to our oaths.

So Swear We,

Halfgrim hafreki, riddari
Hrabe’ Vaclav Semjaka, Rytir
Sir Cilian MacMarroo
Arnfast Rikkardsson Riddari
Sir Kaidu
Ealdorman Duncan Eardstapa, Baron of Three Rivers
Sir Gavin O’Shannon
Sir Anton Von Hagenstein
Sir Angus of Blackmoor
Graf Sir Volkmar Katzbalger
Syr Hobbs Drake
Hildibrandr Tjúguskegg Riddari
Stephan MacTir
Irel Krist of Starre Inn
Sir Gaius Flavius Axulius
Duke Master Joseph Angus Wilson of Clan Gunn
Sir Duncan Mac Torquill
Duke Damien MacGavin
Sir Donato el Lobo
Herzog Hirsch Ross Eichmann
Richard DeBleys, Riddari
Sir Albrecht von Trier
Sir Duncan Fearmac MacLeod
Robert Brockman Ridarri
Duke Donngal Erickson
Sir Talbot of Galtris
Count Agamemnon Platylithodae
Syr Mar
Syr Cian Mac Cu’Roi’
Sir Marcus de la Forest
Sir Luc Fitzwarrin
Sir Erich Hlodowechssun fon Hoheihhallu
Duncan Bruce of Logan
Sir Gustav Jameson
Duke Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir
Biarni Hrœreksson Riddari
Syr John Bowyer
Sir Joel de Grace
Syr Odo de Home
Sir Dirik von Rosswald
Master Kirk FitzDavid
Conde Fernando Rodriguez De Falcon
Sir Avraham ben David Hakhuzari
Syr Duncan of Skeene
Ritter Aiden O’Seaghdha
Ariel of Glastonbury Tor
Sir Dirk MacMartin
Duke Tristram of Lindisfarne
Snorri Riddari
Sir Halidor Arkellsson
Sir Reimond of Ipstones
Duke Anton Rhaghelan
Colin James MacLachlan
Akitsuki Yoshimitsu
Sir Cai Dubhghlas
Mathieu Chartrain
Sir Lars Vilhjalmsson
Aleksandr Yaroslavovich Vyetchikov
Sir Richard Wolfwood
Jarl Hroerekr Steinbjarnarson
Sir Sean Chipendale
Matsunaga Kagetora-kakka
Herzog Luther Ambossfaust
Sir Albrecht Von Salzburg
Sir Maren Porskabitr
Sir Ilya Yaroslavich
Duke Eringlin Aldhelm
Censor Caius Equitius Rectus Xerxis
Colyne Gray
Lucian Fidelis

Announcement: Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31st, 2021

During the July 28, 2020, Ad Hoc meeting of the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism, the following Resolution was passed by a unanimous vote and made effective immediately:

Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31st, 2021(PDF)

I. Whereas, the COVID-19 Global Pandemic has created an unparalleled challenge for the administration of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Board of Directors acknowledges the health and well-being of the membership and participants of the SCA are of utmost importance;

II. Whereas, the Crowns of the vast majority of North American Kingdoms have petitioned the board to suspend in-person SCA events in North America until January 31st, 2021;

III. Whereas, following consultation with the Kingdom Seneschals of the North American Kingdoms, it appears that this petition is generally supported;

IV. Therefore Now Be It Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors suspends all SCA in-person events in North America until January 31st, 2021;

V. Resolved, Small local gatherings including, but not limited to, archery practice, guild meetings, officer meetings, and local martial activities shall remain at the discretion of the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal, in accordance with CDC, State, Provincial, and local health guidelines and recommendations. Virtual events as alternatives continue to be a viable option;

VI. Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors directs the Society Seneschal to grant a blanket variance to Corpora waiving any required events such as Crown List and Coronation until January 31st, 2021, as well as extending all current reigns until a royal list can be held to determine suitable Heirs;

VII. Resolved, If a Crown or Coronet steps down without Heirs for a Kingdom or Principality, a Regent shall be installed until such time as a royal list may be held to find suitable Heirs and a Coronation or Investiture held. This regent should be installed according to the Kingdom or Principality laws that govern the appointment of Regents, after consultation with the Society Seneschal. If the Kingdom or Principality has no such law, the Kingdom Seneschal (and Principality Seneschal when appropriate) must consult with the Society Seneschal and Society President to determine an appropriate selection method for a Regent;

VIII. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors invites Kingdoms who have determined that it is safe to host in-person events before January 31st, 2021, to request a variance from the Society Seneschal to be able to do so. The Society Seneschal shall have the authority to grant or deny these requests. These requests will be reviewed by the Board using the same review method used for variances to Corpora;

IX. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors commends the officers, royalty, hard-working membership, and participants who have made it possible for the SCA to continue activities during these trying times.

Any commentary regarding this matter should be addressed to Please use the title “Resolution” in the subject line.

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Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31st, 2021

Announcement: The 2020 SCA Census is Now Live

The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

The 2020 SCA Census is now live. Please click on the link to take the survey!

If you would like to preview the census questions, below are links to PDFs of each section.

Section 1 –

Section 2 –

Section 3 –

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
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Arts & Sciences Corona Virus Resources

This post will be updated as we are made aware of any classes, etc., for Calontiri and friends.

Unfortunately many of these resources are only on Facebook, but there are a few that are generally available.

The Calontiri Wiki has a running page of general plague related resources, including Arts & Sciences resources: is maintaining a calendar with only classes and presentations.:

Sir Richard DeBleys has posted several videos for constructing and playing Roman and Norse games:

THL Konstantia has posted a scribal tutorial

Mistress Giraude had shared her online classes on waxed linen and fabric buttons.